Shakespeare's Pub And Grill

819 S 1st Ave.
Iowa City IA 52245
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Opening Hours

  • Mon: 7am-2am
  • Tue: 7am-2am
  • Wed: 7am-2am
  • Thu: 7am-2am
  • Fri: 7am-2am
  • Sat: 9am-2am
  • Sun: 10am-2am


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Whether you want a variety of appetizers to share with a group or are ready for a complete dinner out, Shakespeare's Pub & Grill has a variety of pub menu items to please even the pickiest taste buds! Pair your dinner with a cold beer straight from the tap! Whether you like domestic or foreign brews, we're sure to have the perfect cold one to please you! Ask about our variety of bottled beers. With Saturday night, live music and karaoke once a month, you're sure to find the perfect entertainment for your weekend out. Take a look at our daily drink, dinner, and appetizer specials, With nightly entertainment and daily beer specials, stop into Shakespeare's Pub & Grill for a hot appetizer and a cold beer! With a large drink menu to choose from, we're sure to have exactly what domestic or bottle beers you want! With an always friendly staff and a cool and relaxed atmosphere, Shakespeare's Pub & Grill is perfect for a late-night drink. Let our friendly staff serve you some great food. Enjoy a cold beer while watching the Iowa game on any of our 13 tvs! Call ahead every Saturday night to see what our live music and entertainment will be! Shakespeare's Pub & Grill was opened on June 1, 1999 by local resident Suzi Spalj. Having graduated from City High and the University of Iowa, owning Shakespeare's Pub & Grill started with a dream of owning an A&W Rootbeer restaurant. She worked various jobs at fast-food restaurants for several years while maintaining a position at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics to make sure owning a restaurant is what she wanted to do. Hearing that a bar and restaurant named Jirsa's was for sale, she thought this would be a good fit for her dream. She applied and worked there for a month before deciding to buy the bar from it's previous owner. It was been a local neighborhood bar since the 1970's. Some of the previous names were the Annex, Billy's, and Jirsa's. Our location has 13 tables and a full bar. Our kitchen is open 11 am - 10 pm